Official Obituary of

Bertha L. Powell

June 22, 1931 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Bertha Powell Obituary

Family will receive friends on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at New Salem Missionary Baptist, 2596 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43224. Entombment: Greenlawn Cemetery

Bertha L. Powell age 92, passed away unexpectantly on Saturday March 2, 2024.  She was born on June 22, 1931, to Charlie Bullock and Rosalee Smothers in Boligee Alabama. 

Bertha was the oldest of seven and graduated from Hamtramck high school in Detroit MI.  She was preceded in death by her mother Rosalee at a young age and then took on a leadership role and caregiver to all her siblings.

Bertha met and married her husband, George W. Powell Sr., on May 4, 1949. They lived together in a joyful union and was blessed by God with 7 children.

Bertha was an avid traveler going with her social group “Ladies of Essence” and the “Seasoned Citizens of New Salem” and many trips with her daughters.  She was a great co-pilot when traveling enjoying story telling keeping the driver alert and engaged. Bertha was also an avid reader.  She served New Salem as a faithful servant. 

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March 15, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
2956 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224

Celebration of Life
March 15, 2024

12:00 PM
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
2956 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224

March 15, 2024

Green Lawn Cemetery
1000 Greenlawn Avenue
Columbus, OH 43223


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